Newcastle University

School of Arts and Cultures

Fine Art


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This is one of the few studio-based two-year courses in the UK. It is designed to lead you through your own individual pathway to original research, practice and exhibition/publication.
The programme is for Fine Art graduates and for those with an arts background who want to pursue professionalism and excellence in their practice as artists. We emphasise the development of your practice so that you gain a high level of understanding of your studio work and we provide excellent, well-resourced facilities for you to work in. The fine art training module in the first year investigates the skills needed to place your work within a public arena. It encourages you to exhibit in the city, make connections in the region, and set up contacts for use beyond the degree.

The MFA consists of: Stage 1 studio work (140 credits); fine art and general research training modules (20 credits); dissertation subject development (20 credits); Stage 2 studio work (150 credits); and a dissertation (30 credits). There is a programme of seminars, presentations and group critiques and you are taught by a wide range of distinguished practising artists. In addition, visiting lecturers, who include some of the countryÆs youngest and brightest artists, contribute to the teaching of the programme through weekly lectures, tutorials and seminars. You have regular meetings with your tutor and can discuss your work with all Fine Art staff, so that you benefit from the full range of expertise available. Our exchange scheme also enables you to study in Europe or overseas at one of our partner institutions (see Key Facts).

Extra costs may be incurred for materials and travel as part of the degree, however some financial support may be available.


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